Outreach helps reach more people

September 21, 2016

Annette H., 53, of Montross has been using the Westmoreland Outreach Clinic since November of 2014. “I have had almy medical issues addressed,” she said, including her medications, labs, and needed referrals.
Annette is unable to work due to a disability, and when her husband lost his job in 2014 the family also lost their health insurance. Being able to see a provider and pick up her medications close to home has been a life-saver, she said, saving the family considerable time and money. She noted that her medications are expensive and she would not be able to afford them without the Clinic. The Outreach also has made referrals for her to the hospital for an MRI and to the counselor at the NNMFHC in Kilmarnock.
“I can’t imagine what people in the community would do without the Outreach. They would die without the medicines or seeing a doctor,” she said. The Westmoreland Outreach Clinic “truly saved my life. I don’t know what I would have done without it.”
She added that the Outreach has “truly been a blessing to the community. The staff and volunteers are always happy to be here and eager to help. It’s better than going to a doctor’s office. They are pleasant, joyful, and helpful in getting all you need. They go above and beyond. Everyone in the community is affected by it.”
Annette is shown with Wallace McGinness, a volunteer and former member of the Board, in January 2016.